Synopses & Reviews
Have Your Cake and Feel Good About It Too!
Do whole grain flours intimidate you? Does amaranth flour sound fascinating but perhaps a little too froufrou? Do you love the chocolate cherry scones at your local coffee shop, but feel way too scared to attempt them on your own?
Fears begone! You are now in the safe (albeit floury) hands of Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes, two vegan ladies who know their way around the oven—and barley and buckwheat flour too. Expect to see not an ounce of white flour, refined white sugar, or powdered egg replacer in this book. Instead, indulge in wholesome breads, muffins, pies, pancakes, and other treats that draw on the nutty depth of flavor and enhanced taste of ingredients like whole grain flours and natural sweeteners.
All you need is a bowl, a spoon, and a little “can-do!” attitude to whip up treats like Caramel Nut Barley Squares, Potato and Walnut Wheat Bread, and Chocolate Raspberry Tart. With more than 100 recipes to choose from, the hardest thing you’ll have to do is pick out what to bake first!
Your taste buds will love you, your friends will adore you, your waist will thank you, and the planet will be singing your praises with Whole Grain Vegan Baking. You’re just a whisk away!
“Expand your pantry and palate at the same time with truly inspired whole grain creations. Be it sweet or savory, Celine and Tami have a satisfying answer to your every craving. This book will delight eaters and bakers for years to come.” —Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, and Vegan à la Mode
“This book proves that healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive terms. Tami and Celine’s welcoming tone makes you feel like they’re right there with you in your kitchen, shouting words of whole-grain encouragement! With lips-smackers like Mini Lime Bundt Cakes, Spicy Cranberry Cornbread, and Kicked-Up Chocolate Cookies, they make ditching the white flour easy and scrumptious.” —Dynise Balcavage, author of The Urban Vegan, Celebrate Vegan, and Pies and Tarts with Heart
“Whole Grain Vegan Baking transcends basic whole wheat flour and makes wholesome treats that shine by introducing a variety of grains and flours in a collection of unique and inspired recipes. Complete with captivating photographs, Tami and Celine’s creations present irresistible solutions to healthful baked goods and desserts, each one splendidly imaginative.” —Kelly Peloza, author of The Vegan Cookie Connoisseurand Cheers to Vegan Sweets!
“Celine and Tamasin have your back with creative and satisfying recipes that utilize the best grains for the job, so you can feel good about whipping up a batch of Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies regularly.” —Kris Holechek Peters, author of The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes, Have Your Cake and Vegan Too, and The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook
"Looking for a way to eat more baked goods without the guilt? Steen and Noyes’s (Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!) latest title featuring whole grain flours, less-refined sugars (agave, Sucanat), and minimally processed fats like coconut and olive oils may be the answer. This may sound like a recipe for slightly sweetened cardboard, but the tempting photos for recipes such as sweet potato waffles, braided almond oat bread, Kicked-Up Chocolate Cookies, and caramel nut barley squares tell a different story. Savory items such as breads, bagels, and crackers complement the sweet. Most recipes use a mix of flours, and a guide to flours and other ingredients is included. VERDICT Vegans who were drawn to Kim Boyce’s Good to the Grain but didn’t feel up to adapting her whole-grain baking recipes will be pleased with this title. This standout work should also appeal to bakers looking for healthier recipes than those found in popular vegan baking books by authors such as Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero, Doron Petersan, and Erin McKenna." — Library Journal
About the Author
is the co-author of 500 Vegan Recipes
, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions
, Hearty Vegan Meals
, Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!
, Whole Grain Vegan Baking
, and Vegan Finger Foods
. She is the founder of the award-winning blog Have Cake, Will Travel (www.havecakewilltravel.com) which brings in an average of 15,000 hits a week.
Tamasin Noyes, a long time vegan, grew up in a meat- and-potatoes family. After years of cookbook testing, Tami was honored to become an author herself. Her cookbooks show that she found her cooking niche in big, bold layers of flavor and compassionate, super satisfying food. To Tami, cooking is the kindest form of nurturing for the planet as well as all of us who live on it.
With Celine Steen, Tami has written Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! (2012) and the Whole Grain Vegan Baking Book (2013). Tami's solo works include American Vegan Kitchen (2010) and Grills Gone Vegan (2013).
Tami is continually experimenting with ingredients and techniques that coax the most flavors from any dish. Keep up with Tami at her popular blog www.veganappetite.com and on facebook.